Psychodopygus wellcomei


  • (Fraiha, Shaw & Lainson)
  • 1971:490 (M,F; Psychodopygus)
  • Serra dos Carajas, Parl, Brazil





  • None


Both sexes of Lutzomyia wellcomei have been captured in lowland forest near the Rio Urubu, Amazonds, Brazil (Young and Duncan 1997).

Medical Importance

Proven vector of Leishmania braziliensis (Young & Duncan 1994:567).

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Psychodopygus

Additional References

Adult Stage, detail photos:

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Adult Stage, Illustrations:

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